Fans scramble for a foul ball hit by Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees in the first inning against the Texas Rangers in Game 5 of their Major League Baseball ALCS playoff series. The Yankees won the game, putting the series at 3-2 in favor of the Rangers.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BILL KOSTROUN / ReutersLink
Students smoke at the courtyard of their university in Barcelona. Spain, a country famed for its smoke-filled bars, corner cafes and restaurants, is poised to enact a tough new anti-smoking law, eliminating its status as Western Europe's last country where lighting up in public indoor places is allowed.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated PressLink
President Obama boards Air Force One as he departs Washington for a four-day Western states campaign swing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KEVIN LAMARQUE / ReutersLink
A woman signs a giant banner printed with the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution during a demonstration against a Supreme Court ruling that removed some campaign ad limits. The rally at the Lincoln Memorial was organized by brothers Laird and Robin Monahan, who spent the last five months walking from San Francisco to Washington to protest the court decision, which overturned the provision of the McCain-Feingold law barring corporations and unions from paying for political ads made independently of candidate campaigns.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty Images North AmericaLink
Berlin's landmark church Berliner Dom is bathed in color during the annual Festival of Lights, in which famous sites around the German capital are artfully illuminated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFPLink
Riot police officers take cover as protesters throw rocks during an anti-government protest outside the presidential palace in Jakarta. Police fired warning shots and tear gas to disperse the protesters. Protests were held in several Indonesian cities to mark the first anniversary of the beginning of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's second five-year term.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MAST IRHAM / EPALink
High school students demonstrate against government pension law reform in front of the French Senate. The French government decision to raise the retirement age from 60 to 62 has provoked a wave of protests all over the country.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CHRISTOPHE PETIT TESSON / EPALink
Firefighters battle a burning oil tanker after an explosive device planted underneath it detonated on the Jalalabad-Torkham highway, east of Kabul.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Rahmat Gul / Associated PressLink
A Thai family with its food aid wades through floodwater in Nakhon Ratchasima province. The worst flooding in 50 years, caused by heavy monsoon rains, has killed 12 people in central and northeastern provinces, affecting more than 1 million people.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RUNGROJ YONGRIT / EPALink
Refugee children cross a muddy field inside the Mae La refugee camp on the Thai-Myanmar border in Tak province. Thailand officially gives temporary refuge to about 145,000 people, most of them Karen minority tribespeople fleeing conditions in Myanmar, in nine refugee camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BARBARA WALTON / EPALink
Uncollected garbage piles up hours after residents skirmished with riot police and set a bus alight near Naples. Tensions have been rising over the region's waste disposal crisis, which helped Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi to his election victory in 2008 after he promised to end the waste disposal problem in the area.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERTO SALOMONE / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A rose is covered with snow in the Black Forest.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Seeger / EPALink
A diver prepares the total immersion of the Altaripa, a copy of a Gallo-Roman boat, into Lake of Neuchatel in front of Archaeology Park and Museum Latenium, in Hautrive. The Altaripa, a modern copy of a 66-foot Gallo-Roman boat from the 2nd century A.D., is based on analysis of a wreck found in 1970 in the Bay of Bevaix in Lake Neuchatel. The replica is being immersed to study the changes in the wood.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SALVATORE DI NOLFI / EPALink
Indian laborers carry coal to load a truck in Gauhati. State-run Coal India's initial public offering, the largest in India's corporate history, has received bids for more than 5 billion shares, news reports said.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Anupam Nath / APLink
A boat sails past docked ships at a port in Haikou, in south China's Hainan province. Residents scrambled to stockpile food and authorities ordered ships to remain docked as southern China geared up for a typhoon that has killed 15 people and wiped out crops in the Philippines.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
Brown sea nettle jellyfish draw attention at a marine park in Hong Kong.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANTONY DICKSON / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
French actor Christoph Heraut plays the title role during a full dress rehearsal of "Ben Hur" in Sydney's Olympic Stadium. The theater production, with a cast of 216 actors and 24 horses, is the largest ever staged in Australia.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: TORSTEN BLACKWOOD / AFPLink
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